(one's) next of kin

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(one's) next of kin

One's closest living relative. Now that the body has been identified, we'll have to notify his next of kin of his death. The will specifies that her next of kin will be entitled to her entire estate.
See also: kin, next, of
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one's next of kin

one's closest living relative or relatives. The police notified the dead man's next of kin. My next of kin lives 800 miles away.
See also: kin, next, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

your ˌnext of ˈkin

(formal) your closest living relative or relatives: The hospital need to contact her next of kin — she is very ill indeed.This form must be signed by your next of kin.
Kin is an old word for your family or your relatives.
See also: kin, next, of
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Half the sum due to my father has thus passed into my hands as his next of kin; and the other half is to follow in course of time.
His next of kin were informed and Police investigation continues.
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The man was taken to hospital with serious injuries and police said his next of kin had been informed.